International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 214

Full Length Research Paper

Awareness, access and utilization of library catalogue by undergraduate students of the College of Law, Osun State University Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria

Luqman Ayanlola Atanda
  • Luqman Ayanlola Atanda
  • Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
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Jeremiah Emeka Ugwulebo
  • Jeremiah Emeka Ugwulebo
  • University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 01 April 2017
  •  Accepted: 21 July 2017
  •  Published: 31 December 2017

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the awareness, access and utilization of library catalogue by undergraduate students of the College of Law of Osun State University Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. The survey research design was used in the study. The population of the study comprises of forty-five undergraduate students of the College of Law, Osun State University. A structure questionnaire was used to collect data. Simple percentage and frequency was also used to analyze the data. The study aims to reveal the response of the respondents, 40% of the respondents were aware of user education programme and 4.0% of the respondents were aware of information brochure. Similarly, 47.0% of the respondents were able to access the library catalogue through the use of author access point, and 44.4% of the respondents agreed that both awareness and access brings speed access to information. Therefore, the study concludes that the awareness programme and access points contribute immensely to the utilization of library catalogue.

Key words:  Library catalogue, programme, access points